I did a lot last year (canteen once a week or fortnight, uniform shop once a month, numeracy and literacy in the classroom once a week, sports volunteering, accompanyng class on excursions...) but this year so far I have done nothing. Mainly because I have changed jobs and am in the office more now. Plus the canteen is no longer run by the P&C so doesn't require volunteers.
DD's teacher mentioned that she knew that I had done a lot in the classroom last year and asked me why I wasn't interested in doing it this year - it's not that I am not interested, it's just that the only day on offer is Thursday, and I am at work on that day. I actually feel a bit lost not having any involvement at the school this year.
She said to me that next term she will organise activities for Fridays so that will be good as I'll be able to help out.
There are some great ideas here...I might approach the Librarian and ask her if she needs a hand for some time on Fridays, and I'll check with the office to see if there's anything I can do there...
This post has been edited by Heffalump: 18/03/2012, 08:20 PM